Youjin Moon

MFA ’15 Film/Video

(+ MFA '13 2D Fine Arts)

I explore how visual experiences can cause an individual’s perception of space to oscillate between reality and imagination. I focus on how layered information can evoke mental images of dreamlike spaces. Using video footage, painting, and computer graphics, I build improvisational structures of uncanny landscapes, carefully considering the relationship between the realistic and the abstract, and the painterly and the cinematic. The process of layering allows me to weave different times and spaces together, and transform the familiar into a new perspective. The resulting juxtapositions expand the viewer’s sense of reality as they move through an abstract narrative arc. By depicting imperceptible environments, I hope to challenge our usual patterns of perception.

Youjin Moon is a South Korean artist based in Boston. Moon has shown her work at film festivals and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the US, including the deCordova New England Biennial and the Biennial of the Moving Image, Buenos Aires. Moon received the Korean EXiS Award at the Seoul International Experimental Film and Video Festival. Her works have been featured in the Boston Globe and Art New England, among others. Moon currently teaches at MassArt.